Jeffcoat, Fera named Big 12 Players of the Week

Jeffcoat had one sack and 2.5 TFLs, Fera kicked three field goals in 30-7 win over TCU.
Jeffcoat had one sack and 2.5 TFLs, Fera kicked three field goals in 30-7 win over TCU.


IRVING, Texas – Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat and place-kicker/punter Anthony Fera have been name Big 12 Conference Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Jeffcoat was honored as the defensive player of the week for the second time this season, while Fera was honored as special teams player of the week for the first time in his career.

Jeffcoat registerd one sack, 2.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups, three QB pressures and four tackles (three solo) in Texas' 30-7 win at TCU. The Longhorns held TCU to 45 yards on 24 rushes and 246 yards of total offense. Jeffcoat provided the pressure on a first quarter forced fumble that the Horns recovered at the TCU three-yard line and turned into a quick touchdown and 7-0 lead that they never relinquished.

TCU's seven points were the fewest by the Frogs since October of 2006 and marked the only time they penetrated the UT red zone. The Frogs didn't cross the 50-yard line in the second half.

Fera connected on a 43-yard field goal in the first quarter before the weather delay, a 37 and 36 yarder after it and all three of his extra points to generate 12 of the Horns' points in a 30-7 win at TCU. He also punted seven times for a 40-yard average. The Frogs returned just one of his seven punts and that went for –3 yards. He has hit 11 of 12 field goals this season.


James Schleicher

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